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By The Staff

Cancer awareness presentation Saturday

The public is invited to come and listen to facts given about colon and prostate cancer. This information will be given by Dr. Mary Hill from Alachua County.

The presentation will be at the Oasis Center, 115 S.E. 10th St., on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 9-10 a.m. For information call 528-1249, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Avis Seabrook is the sponsor.

Computer class set for Saturday

Start the new year off by increasing your computer skills Learn basic computer skills, Intro to Word & Excel. The class will be held Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to noon, at Miracle Vision Tabernacle Outreach, Inc., 18680 N.E. 75th St., Raleigh. The cost is $20 per person, seating is limited. For information call 528-4339.

Class of 1998 looks for helpers

The Class Officers of Williston High School Class of 1998 would like to extend an invitation to anyone who is willing to assist with the preparations for our 10-year class reunion. If you are interested in helping or for more information, please call Maude L. Frazier at (863) 214-1326, Tisha Geiger at (352) 317-0441 Charlz Caldwell at (352) 215-4036 or Raquel Carillo at (407) 927-8013. Any and all help will be appreciated.

Horse and Rider clinic is Saturday

Balance for Horse & Rider clinic to benefit Tomorrow's Equestrian Center (Therapeutic Riding Program) will be held on Jan. 12. The clinic will be conducted by Jim Orlowski (Natural Classical Horseman). The cost is $75 which includes the clinic, stall for the day, boxed lunch and DVD of your clinic ride.

For more information or reserve a space call 528-3445. Limited space for horse and riders. Auditors cost is $10 with box lunch available at $5.

MLK_banquet to be held Saturday night

The Williston-Raleigh Ministerial Alliance will sponsor its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 12. The event will be held at the Williston Middle School Cafetorium at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased or reserved in advance by calling Virginia McDonald. She can be reached during the day at 486-5266, ext. 233 or, after 5 p.m., on her cell phone, 256-4057.

Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

All proceeds of the banquet benefit scholarships for local students.

Benefit drawing set

A benefit drawing for Chuck Mikell will be held on Jan. 12 at Jaybird Timber, 412 W. Noble Ave., Williston.

The winner will receive a one-day quail hunt for two people on Jan. 27.

All proceeds go directly to Mikell and his family in his battle against cancer. The winner does not need to be present to win. Tickets are $10 each and are available at Green Shutters, Video Central and other locations.

For more information call Jay or Pam Huber at 528-5261.

Asbell to speak

Levy County Supervisor of Elections Connie Asbell will be the speaker at the Williston Area AARP Chapter 912 meeting on Monday, Jan. 14 at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Ornan Masonic Lodge, 250 N.E. Sixth Ave. The public is welcome. For more information call 528-3323.

Cheer camp is Jan. 19 at high school

The Williston High School Cheerleaders will be hosting their annual Cheerleader Mini Camp on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at WHS.

This camp is for young ladies from the age of 4-10. If you pre-register by Jan. 14, the cost is $30. After that the cost will be $35. Registration includes a t-shirt, lunch and a fun day with the WHS Cheerleaders.

For more information please call Scarlett at 528-4486 or 529-2111.

Class of '78 seeks members for reunion

The Williston High School Class of 1978 is planning for the upcoming 30-year reunion. The committee is trying to contact the following class members:

Kathy Balatoni, Diane Beck, Jackie Brewton, Bill Carter, Robyn Collins, Joe Cox, Damon Crosby, Spencer Cutway, Judy Dixon, Theresa Dougherty, Annette Foster, Marion Giggle, Aimee Hall, Allen Hughes, Chris Kimble, Ronnie Kramer, Randy Martin, Paul Matthews, Sylvia Maxwell, William McGinn, Dennis Mercer, Lindall Merchant, Lottie Nelson, Sandra Novinger, Brenda Osborne, Donna Parker, George Rodriquez, Richard Spires, Laura Timmons, Connie Winningham.

Please contact Dale Taylor at (352) 208-2720 or Terrace Rowe-James at (352) 528-5020. The next meeting will be held on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Hilltop Restaurant.

ESE parents meet Jan. 17

The quarterly meeting of the Levy County Exceptional Student Parent Advisory Committee will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the old Bronson High School in the parent classroom from 6-8 p.m.

The speakers will be Karen Hallinan, ESE coordinator, and Teresa Pinder, regional assistant technology specialist.

Hallinan will bring the group up to date on the new rules and regulations implemented last July. Pinder will conduct an interactive workshop on adapting textbooks to the child's reading ability. The strategies learned can be used in the home.

Ombudsman Council sets Jan. 17 meet

The North Central Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17 at Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 N.W. 90th Blvd., Gainesville.

The meeting will commence with an open session at 12:30 p.m. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

Chamber plans dinner

The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce will be having its annual installation of officers banquet at Williston Crossings RV Resort on Friday, Jan. 25.

Admission is $25 per person, which includes dinner. Corporate sponsorship tables are available for $500.

Drawing for the Super $5,000 winner will take place that evening.

Call the Chamber at 528-5552 for further information or to reserve your space.